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Sorghum Festival to air on 'Small Town Big Deal' Thursday

May 20, 2015 • Lynchburg News and Advance
Steve Wilder of the Clifford Ruritan Club said the sorghum festival is fitting of the title “Small Town Big Deal” — and he is happy that others realized Amherst is worthy of a national audience. “It's important, it shows off the area,” Wilder said ... More

TV host Carl returns to Moline for 'Big Deal'

Apr 22, 2015 • Quad City Times
But tonight's episode of "Small Town Big Deal," which she co-hosts on the RFD-TV cable network, has a definite foodie flair. Carl and co-host/series creator Rodney Miller visit Whitey's Ice Cream and Lagomarcino's, two of her favorites from the Quad ... More

Trial date set in Appomattox homicide

May 8, 2015 • Lynchburg News and Advance
A jury trial for an Appomattox County man accused of killing his estranged wife is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 17 in Appomattox County Circuit Court. Aubrey Bascom “Butch” Evans III, 70, is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a ... More

Obama renews authority for US sanctions on Myanmar

May 15, 2015 • Lynchburg News and Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has renewed for a year his authority to maintain sanctions on Myanmar, amid international alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims whose mass flight has caused a refugee crisis in Southeast Asia. The White ... More

FBI chief of staff tapped as acting DEA administrator

May 13, 2015 • Lynchburg News and Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI chief of staff has been named acting administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Chuck Rosenberg is replacing ousted DEA chief Michele Leonhart, a career drug agent who was forced to resign last month amid ... More

Targeted mayor says bridge plot charges a 'punch in the gut'

May 2, 2015 • Lynchburg News and Advance
David Wildstein, right, along with his attorney Alan Zegas, enter Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse in Newark, N.J. Friday, May 1, 2015. Wildstein, a former Port Authority appointee of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is set to plead guilty on ... More

Many 8th graders score poorly on US history, civics exam

Apr 29, 2015 • Lynchburg News and Advance
Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation's Report Card. The 2014 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress released Wednesday were ... More

Shuster hasn't considered recusal after dating lobbyist

Apr 28, 2015 • Lynchburg News and Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House transportation committee on Tuesday said he never considered recusing himself from the panel's work on aviation legislation after he began dating a top airline industry lobbyist. GOP Rep. Bill Shuster of ... More

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